HEC Forum 15 (1):42-54 (2003)

In this paper I attempt to show that the doctrine of informed consent, as practiced in the relationships between physicians and patients, often does not fulfill its main purpose, i.e., it does not safeguard the interests, rights, and dignity of patients. This happens because of clinicians' skepticism about the existence of the right to informed consent, patients' disinclination to make decisions, the current nature of health care, and the absence of clear guidelines about implementing informed consent. In the context of this paper informed consent refers to the principle of respect for autonomy.
Keywords autonomy  trust  menopause  patient rights  clinician-patient relationship  hormone replacement therapy
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DOI 10.1023/A:1023291908964
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